That’s because of our logical, sensible saved the world gun laws the progressives brought in back in the 90’s. Any handgun with 4” and under barrel is so dangerous that it is prohibited. Now if one was lucky enough to have been grandfathered and got a 12.xx prohibited license then you were able keep it. However you can only sell it to another who has a 12.xx license and upon your demise it will be turned in to the masters and destroyed. Take heed as this is what the progressives down your way are wanting. Your 2nd is the only thing stopping it.